I have been failing in many areas of my life of late one main area has been in my duties as a homemaker. For the past month (up until this past week) I have had the worst case of lazies and procrastination I think I have EVER had. It didn't help that I was feeling not so great, but that is really no excuse. I have been able to spend some amazing time with my sweet bundle of joy, who is getting way to big and starting to walk now, but that is another story.
I have learned this past month, that with out a purpose or reason for you to do what you do, it is very easy to see it as unimportant and allow it to go by the wayside. However, it is important to me to have a welcoming home, to have a place where we can feel good about inviting people over randomly with out me frantically cleaning the hour before they show up. I want to be able to walk in from a day way to a home that is inviting for my family that doesn't have laundry piles, and dishes for me to do. I want to come home and feel like I can RELAX and not just see my overloaded to do list.
Two weeks ago, I found out that as of October 1, I am loosing 8 hours of work per week from my job. Besides the fact that we need the money, I was heart broken, because I love my job, and I love working full time. I now have to figure out how to cram the things I normally do in 40+ to exactly 32 hours per week. I have been frantically looking for alternative ways for me to bring income into my home, as my hubby's job is VERY unstable currently (his company is doing worse than mine, and mine is a non-profit!) However, I think for now I will take this time, as a blessing and use it as some time to focus on me, and becoming a better homemaker.
I have so many ideas, and projects to share with you that I have been working on the past few months. I sincerely apologize for my lack of posting. No internet at home, and no more laptop makes things rather difficult in that area, however as of Oct 1st (not next week but the following) I will have an extra day to work on my postings and set them up for the week. I think I'm going to have a Sunday - Wednesday work week now, but I may do Sunday & Tuesday - Thursday w/ Monday's off on occasion as well. Honestly financially we will be ok, as long as my hubby continues to work 25-30 hours per week on average (with no less than 53 in a pay period). We live as cheap as possible, so I'm hoping that I will be able to use some of my extra time off to figure out more ways to save money. However, if things get really tight, I will have to go back to substitute teaching again on my days "off" from my regular job. All of this is in God's hands and a new adventure for me.
I am really excited to be sharing again with all of my readers (is anyone left?) of some of my adventures (and some mishaps) of attempting to no longer be homemaking challenged. So stay tuned for a new kick off, and perhaps a give away or two in the near future.